Senate District 4 Week in Review

Pushing Legislation to Build a Resilient California & Protect Rural Communities

Mobile Office Hours:

  • Wednesday‚ April 17th‚ 2024 from 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Community HUB: Pioneer Park
    6740 Fairplay Road‚ Somerset‚ CA 95684
     
  • Tuesday‚ April 23rd‚ 2024 from 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Lake Tahoe Community College - Student Commons
    1 College Drive‚ South Lake Tahoe‚ CA 96150
     
  • Tuesday‚ April 23rd‚ 2024 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Amador County Administrative Offices
    810 Court Street‚ Jackson‚ CA 95642
     

Happy Friday Senate District 4‚

We are one step closer to becoming a wildfire resilient California! My Senate Bill 1088 passed the Senate Governmental Organization Committee unanimously this week. This bill addresses the urgent need to protect rural communities from catastrophic wildfires by focusing on enhancing water infrastructure in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). It also prioritizes at-risk rural mountain communities‚ several of which are in my district‚ that have inadequate water systems‚ providing them with increased state matching funds to improve firefighting capabilities and overall resilience. SB 1088 now heads to the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.

More good news. Senate Bill 1261 has also passed unanimously out of the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee! This bill would increase funding and support for local and state fairs‚ and would allow fairgrounds to continue playing a vital role during natural disasters and emergencies by providing the State Office of Emergency Services and other state and federal partners a centralized location to operate. SB 1261 now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Details on SB 1261: Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil Proposes Legislation to Boost Funding for Local and State Fairs‚ Aiming to Support Community Traditions and Economic Growth | California Senate District 4

As many of you know‚ water is the lifeblood of our Golden State – it is vital for our economy and agriculture. Yet‚ 80% of demand comes from Southern California‚ and it is stressing our resources. Robust water infrastructure is essential especially in rural areas‚ not just for agriculture‚ but also to combat wildfires and protect our environment. I shared this message with local‚ state‚ and federal leaders at the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) Reception earlier this week. I am advocating for the resources needed to make it happen and look forward to working with my like-minded colleagues and stakeholders.

“The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” This quote from Cesar Chavez resonates with me‚ and still stands relevant today. I want to thank the Cesar Chavez Community Celebration Committee for inviting me to speak about his impact and the impact of Dolores Huerta on California’s labor movement. It was an honor to also present a certificate of recognition to Herlinda Gonzales‚ an activist who has devoted her life to supporting farm workers across Stanislaus County at the event.

Read #TeamAlvarado-Gil’s Annual Report for a comprehensive look at our legislative journey in 2023: MAG NEWSLETTER 23’ 1 (ca.gov)

 

Senate District 4 Weekly Round-Up. 3/31/24 - 4/06/24

 

 

 

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WE’RE HIRING!

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE – MODESTO
$64‚608-$122‚928 SALARY RANGE

I’m looking for a highly experienced District Representative to join my Modesto office! The successful candidate will have strong project management skills and is expected to perform at a high level with independence. Additionally‚ the successful candidate will thrive in situations that call for engaging with the public and local officials‚ provide ongoing support to constituents with pressing state-related issues‚ and strongly represent myself at events and meetings across Stanislaus County.

If you think you have what it takes to succeed in a fast-paced and dynamic working environment‚ apply here today!

 

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Applications are open for the 2024 California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship program.

To be eligible for scholarship consideration students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a full time student (undergraduate or graduate) in good academic standing at an accredited college or university‚ OR
  • Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Submit a completed application along with all required supplementary documents by the application deadline

Deadline for submission is June 1st 2024‚ by 5:00 p.m. Apply here.

Senate District 4 looking for a highly experienced District Representative to join Modesto office

 

Applications are opening April 15th‚ 2024 for the Minerva Scholarship Program.

To be eligible for scholarship consideration students must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Eligible students must gender identify as a woman or girl‚ or are female regardless of gender identity
  • Submit a completed application along with all required supplementary documents by the application deadline

Deadline for submission is May 31st‚ 2024 Apply here.

 

I wish everyone in Senate District 4 a safe weekend.

Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil - Representing the 4th Senate District

Senator
Marie Alvarado-Gil

CALIFORNIA SENATE DISTRICT 4